marcus (6342) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with an attractive off-white head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is an earthy toffee flavor that has blended in with the hops over the years. Hopheads would likely be disappointed with this development with the "in your face" bitterness gone, but I love the aged flavor. Cannot detect the alcohol.
VincentL (273) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellente, arome fruite, gout complexe, épice sucre et amertume, chaude en bouche.
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had pretty high expectations going into this one and was anticipating a bit more of a hoppy presence and a little more body. It was certainly enjoyable, light bodied, mild hop, smooth aftertaste. Well balanced and pleasant but nothing spectacular. If it weren’t for the abv I would assume on flavour alone it wouldn’t hold up to many lower abv peers.
stoutnick (451) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peach. Aroma is mild fruit, yeast. Taste is perfect strong pale Belgian, almost saison like. Palate is sweet, not sticky. Overall, a perfect Belgian Strong Pale here.
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild alcohol and some slight sweet nectary notes. Flavour is fruity, sweet alcohol, some mild spice and mild honey as well.
tiong (3658) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle @ PBF 2013 from a trade with pushkinwow. Thanks!
Pours clear orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of raw doughy notes, yeast, aged hops, grass, grainy malts and spices. Taste is sweet, alcoholy, hoppy, grainy and grassy with notes of yeast and spices. Finish is farmyardy, spicy and grainy with notes of toffee. A bit unbalanced and feels like it’s a bit past its prime already. Still quite good in a strange way, though.
lusikka (6010) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. 2010 vintage.
Pours a cloudy orange copper colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet peach, grains and wort. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, sweet peach, grainy notes, herbs, weak bitterness, Belgian toffee and hay. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes sweet, grainy and herbal. Past it’s prime I think, if the intention was to make this hoppy as hell.
omhper (19216) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (2010 vintage) at PBF. Cloudy golden, rich firm head. Plenty of pineapple and coriander up front. Mid sweet with near full body and soft mouthfeel. Laid back, despite relatively intense flavours of marzipan, tangerine and coriander. Long bitter finish. Combines new world flavours with old world feeling for details and depth. A winner!
olio (5913) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF 2013. 2010 vintage.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Aroma of sweet sugary notes, sweetish fruits, some caramel, yeast and very faint hops. Flavor of sweet fruits, caramel, yeast, faint hop notes, spices and some wood. Sadly seems to be slightly past it peak days.
laiti (5546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2010 @ PBF VIII
Aroma quite yeasty and floury with some apricot. Flavour is quite strong on apricot. Also some soapy notes, herbal tones and spices. Very foamy and creamy palate. Nice, I like the apricot tones here.